What’s HOT! Central Florida

Finally, everything you need to know in Central Florida to plan your week is wrapped up in a nice neat package. Art, entertainment and cultural events are all covered starting with a wrap up of the previous week and a summary of the hottest events around town.


What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/26 – 3/4

The Miss Large and Lovely Pageant was held this past week at Parliament House in Orlando! Quite a few talented queens competed for the crown. I’d like to give a shoutout to Dorae Saunders for a wonderful year and also one to Nicky Monet who won the pageant! Congratulations. Quite a few pageants are still […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/19 – 2/25

Let me tell you how things are coming along for Tampa Pride. This is the first time Tampa has celebrated gay pride in 14 years, so everyone is eager to make this a great day where fun can be had by all. If you would like to be a vendor or have a spot in […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/12 – 2/18

Hotspots Publisher, Peter Clark and his husband, Cleto spent the weekend at Sawmill Campground just northeast of Tampa. Peter reported that “they had a blast” and was joined by friends as Sawmill really came alive as everyone enjoyed everything from line dancing out side by the fire to what was the equivalent of a small […]


What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/5/15 – 2/11/15

February is shaping up to be an exciting month for fans of fairs! First off, the Florida State Fair starts today in Tampa. It’s going to run for twelve days and they will be bringing back all your favorite rides! Then later this month there will be the Central Florida Fair, and I’ll be sure […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 1/29 – 2/4

Quite a few noteworthy events have happened this month! Let me tell you about one I attended this past weekend. The Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosted their first annual Diamond Awards Dinner in Clearwater. It was a very beautiful affair, and many movers and shakers in the Tampa Bay community were […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 1/22 – 1/28

Marriage equality day had me so busy that I didn’t even get to fill you in on meeting Vanessa Williams! My friend Jose and I took a field trip down to West Palm Beach and we saw her live at the Kravis Center. She sang nearly 25 songs in just 90 minutes! Phenomenal. Then we […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 01/15 – 01/ 21

I was so moved on marriage equality day. I was honored to witness many couples make their loves and commitments legal in the eyes of the state government. I was in Kissimmee at midnight and I witnessed the wedding of county commissioner Cheryl Grieb to her partner Patti Daugherty. Then I traveled to Tampa to […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida 01/08 – 01/14

Hi guys! We’re entering a new year which means lots of fun experiences are ahead! Be sure to enjoy them as much as you can. My first experience of the new year will involve seeing Vanessa Williams in concert. She is one of the most beautiful women in the world and I can’t wait to […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida 12/31 – 01/06/2014

We’re finally here! It’s the first week of the new year! Hopefully everyone’s holidays were as festive as mine were. I went to Pensacola to visit my family and had a great time. But I couldn’t leave for too long because there are too many exciting things going on in Central Florida! For a more […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 12/25 – 12/31

Recently I had the chance to meet stars from some of my favorite soaps at a luncheon in Tampa. I sat right next to Jackie Zeman, who has played Nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 36 years! She was the sweetest lady and we had a great rapport. Hopefully she will be back in […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 12/18 – 12/24

The holidays are here at last. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! In just two weeks’ time, we will be putting together the first issues for our 30th anniversary year! I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team. More than a team, we are a family. […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 12/11 – 12/17

In just a couple of weeks, we will be closing the book on the year 2014 and opening up a new one for 2015. So many cool things have happened this past year. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, so I’ll list a few: I loved meeting LeAnn Rimes at Parliament House during […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 12/4 – 12/10

We’ve made it to December! Are you decking the halls yet? Have you at least started shopping for presents? If you haven’t, don’t feel bad. I’m the king of last-minute shopping. I’m sure I’ll be at WestShore Plaza and International Plaza and Bay Street buying gifts for my loved ones the day before I head […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 11/26 – 12/2

What are you going to be doing this week? A lot of you might be going down to South Florida for White Party and Fort Lauderdale’s first-ever Gay Days. Read this issue for a more in-depth look at those events. But if you’re staying here, there’s great news! What news is that? Obviously that there […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 11/20 – 11/26

Hi there! We are rapidly approaching the end of the year! In 2014, I had so many opportunities to interview some of my idols and meet a lot of people who inspired me to pursue a career in mass media. So, I’d love to hear from you. What about this year has been good for […]